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Re: Bug#746394: Please consider shipping pre-built images in Debian packages

Packer is not debian specific and it has a community.
I think the question should be flipped and ask why did we need to make our own bespoke project to build machine images?...
Building images is not something specific to Debian nor 'Debian Cloud'. Shouldn't we adopt some kind of framework that is more globally supported?
Additionally, reading the name, it doesn't appear to be about images, but rather bootstrapping something in virtualization.

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Anders Ingemann <anders@ingemann.de> wrote:
On 1 May 2014 00:59, Chris Fordham <chris@fordham-nagy.id.au> wrote:
Personally, I'd prefer that we use packer instead of bootstrap-vz (https://github.com/andsens/bootstrap-vz) to build official Debian images of which should be published on http://cdimage.debian.org or the more appropriate file server for users to download.

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 4:21 AM, Miguel Landaeta <nomadium@debian.org> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:59:49PM +0200, Jan Wagner wrote:
> Did you have a look into
> /usr/share/docker.io/contrib/mkimage-debootstrap.sh? You can generate
> your own image via debootstrap.

And what debian-cloud team? (CCing them)

I don't know if that it's outside of the tasks of the team (what do you
think guys?) but it would be nice if you can provide properly
maintained and signed images?

I'm a member of that team (I'm almost inactive although) but maybe we
can contribute with that. For example, I have a very simple image in my
web page[1] generated with debootstrap and signed with my key since is
the only one I trust so far to play around with docker.

1. http://people.debian.org/~nomadium/docker/images/

Miguel Landaeta, nomadium at debian.org
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Could you elaborate on *why* you prefer packer? What are the advantages over bootstrap-vz?
As I see it right now, I'd like to ask the question whether you could send packer via email or whether it would fit on a floppy (if you catch my drift).


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